We welcome 'Yetii' to Birmingham Jazz for this very special one off gig. Yetii are an acoustic jazz trio playing original compositions, having been playing together for 5 years. The music combines flowing melodies with expansive group improvisations, interlocking grooves and evolving soundscapes. Expect an intimate set featuring music from the band’s debut album as well as several brand new compositions as the band look forward to their second album release later this year. The band released their debut album in November 2022 to widespread critical acclaim and looks forward to their busiest year of gigs so far in 2023 including shows in Stroud, Bath and Swanage.
ALEX VEITCH (piano): Alex is a Bristol based pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher. He performs regularly at venues including Ronnie Scott's, The Vortex, and Cafe Oto, including a current bimonthly residency upstairs at Ronnie Scott's. He has studied with teachers at both the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School and writes the music for Yetii alongside his electric trio AVTRIO. Alex also plays prolifically as a sideman including with MADLY, Samantha Lindo, Family Business, and Bristol Street Music, and counts Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau among his main influences.
ASHLEY JOHN LONG (bass): Ash is an award-winning virtuoso double bassist and composer. He has performed and recorded internationally with some of the UK's leading Jazz musicians, including John Law, Keith Tippett, Hans Koller and Nigel Price, whilst his work as a soloist has seen the premiers of numerous new works for solo bass. He also works as an educator and is a lecturer at Cardiff University and Coleg Gwent.
ALEX GOODYEAR (drums): Alex is a Reading based Drummer, Bandleader and Composer. Since graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2019, he has become a regular of the UK Jazz scene, working with artists including Sam Crockatt, Adrian Cox, Denny Ilett, Joe Webb, Simon Spillett, Quentin Collins, Dave Newton, Alan Barnes, Alex Merritt, Steve Fishwick, and Rebecca Nash. Alongside working with Yetii, Alex’s current projects include John Law’s “Re-Creations” Quartet, and the “Energizer” Trio, co-led by Alex Merritt on sax and Ashley John Long on bass.
Line Up: Alex Veitch – piano, Ashley John Long - double bass & Alex Goodyear – drums